My dear cousin, OB, convinced me to go yard sailing and antique shopping with her during a break at the retreat this past weekend. And I’m so glad I did, because New Freedom, PA really has some lovely ones. We went to a handful of good ones, and only one not so good one. OB walked away with a fantastic antique rocking chair and a 100 year old quilt. Below are some photos of things I saw and loved!
a pillow cover. I so need to learn this technique! I would love it on a quilt!
a shelf displaying some lovely mixing bowls.
a pretty cookbook and a braided mat.
we saw the most delicate vintage teacups and bowls. loved them!
some vintage flour feed sacks. one can never have too many of these.
I so wanted this huge braided rug. don’t think I’ve ever seen one this big!
a wall of beautiful historical kitchen artifacts.
I absolutely love this low chair [high chair]!!! the woven cloth seat is too cute. greg’s uncles in texas are fantastic carpenters and woodworkers. I need to ask his uncle cliff to craft one of these for little Dhara! : )
looks like a sweet read for mama + daughter while laying under a weeping willow.
some sweet girl’s clothes in soft white cotton.
I, on the other hand, walked away with a bag full of pieced vintage quilt squares. Yup, you got that right — quilt squares that are ready to be made into a quilt. I’m guessing they are at least 50 years old if not older. Can’t wait to begin this project, which will probably end up being a new quilt for Dhara.
And because of her love for vintage cookbooks, OB treated me to a really fun old school 1932 cookbook. I just love the way they wrote back then! So informal and pleasant to read. Can’t wait to try some of these recipes out.
“the goodly cucumber”
I love the space available for writing in your own recipes and notes.
and lastly, a sweet little recipe for dahl soup. I need to sew myself a small muslin bag for the celery seeds.